POLARIS RZR® FACTORY RACING CLINCHES OVERALL WIN AT THE MINT 400 FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROWRZR Factory Racers Branden Sims and Jake Carver Go 1-2 After Battling Out The Competition In Las Vegas
Minneapolis (March 9, 2020) – Polaris RZR® Factory Racing repeated their dominance at the BF Goodrich Mint 400 race over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada taking home 1 win and 4 podiums overall. RZR Factory Racers Branden Sims and Jake Carver finished first and second in the Pro Turbo class. This marks fifth year in a row taking the overall win.
As the 2016 winner of the Mint 400, Sims knew what it would take to reclaim the title. Starting on the front row in his Turbo S, he set a pace that’d ultimately be untouchable by the competition as he lead wire to wire dominating the race and winning by nearly twelve minutes. Coming off a podium finish in January, RZR teammate Jacob Carver secured his best finish at the Mint 400, putting his Turbo S on the podium in second place. Caver battled all day and night swapping positions physically and on corrected time with defending champion and RZR teammate Mitch Guthrie Jr. and was able to hold off the rest of the field.
“The course is notoriously challenging at the Mint 400 and Branden was able to command the lead early on and never look back,” said Brett Carpenter, Team RZR Race Manager, Polaris. “We’re excited to see Carver take a piece of the action as well and we look forward to seeing the Factory RZR team continue to push ahead in the upcoming WORCS race.”
Polaris RZR also dominated the youth Mint 400 races with over 45 entries among all classes and Dallas Gonzalez claiming the Youth 1000 victory.
Polaris RZR Factory Racing will be back in action at the WORCS Round 3 in Peoria, Arizona, March 15 – 17, 2020.
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